LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer GIACINTO FABA ("GF") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

GF : From an early age I made my first project on a motor boat made of wood thanks to the help of my father who had a carpentry shop. Growing up, I was able to get in touch with many construction artisans and in me the passion for this world that I have always had inside has fully blossomed.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

GF : It is an activity that fascinates me and I am attracted by the idea of looking for new forms, finding the harmony between the materials, creating new and functional things.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

GF : I chose to become one.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

GF : I design everything, I prefer to design residential and tourist accommodation.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

GF : I don't consider myself a legend of design, but I think that young people should study and do a lot of research.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?

GF : The distinction lies in the capabilities, in the car, in the thickness of one with respect to the other.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

GF : The sum of several factors: form, contents, colors.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

GF : The value lies in the project and its intrinsic nature. Investing in design is always positive and it's nice to surround yourself with design objects.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

GF : There are several masters of design, I will mention a few. Fred Loyd Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Carlo Scarpa, Saarinen, Starck.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

GF : My favorite designs are the arch of Castiglioni, the juicer of Starck, the chaiselongue by Le Corbusier.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?

GF : To improve, you need to invest in yourself, study different topics, study and do research.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?

GF : I don't know. I never asked myself this question.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

GF : Nobody helped me.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

GF : Passion, initiative, determination to achieve certain results.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?

GF : First we need to show the idea with the pre-school studies and then use render and photorealistic images.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

GF : They expect a lot.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?

GF : I'm working on other projects, including a restaurant and a hotel renovation.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?

GF : To create increasingly sophisticated forms.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

GF : It takes a lot of time.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

GF : We hope it is realized.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

GF : The usual dilemma. I think the trends set the projects.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?

GF : The role of technology is important but it also depends on the type of project.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?

GF : Using Autocad and Rhinoceros.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

GF : They have a fundamental role and are well connected to the initial idea.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?

GF : Everything.

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?

GF : I think of the whole creative process behind it and the time spent on the work.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

GF : Collaboration is important for the best possible outcome of the work.

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?

GF : Regarding the awards and recognitions I received, I feel excited and proud.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?

GF : My favorite color is red, the favorite place is the sea, I really like pasta and pizza, I love summer, I'm tied to my car and my favorite brand is Audi.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?

GF : When I was little I made a small motor boat. Seeing the little boat in the water and governing it from a distance filled my heart with joy.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

GF : I don't know.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER. THE STYLE OF GIACINTO FABA IS ESSENTIAL AND MINIMALIST. THE USE OF LIGHT BUT ALSO TRADITIONALLY KNOWN MATERIALS SUCH AS CRYSTAL, STONE AND WOOD MAKES HIS PRODUCTS ELEGANT AND HIS WORKS ALWAYS MODERN. TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHING SECTOR ALLOWED HIM TO DEVELOP SKILLS THAT ARE INNATE IN HIM. HIS PHILOSOPHY IS ALWAYS THE SAME, THAT IS TO DESIGN SHAPES IN HARMONY WITH EACH OTHER, CREATING CONTINUITY WITH THE CONTEXT. IN HIS WORKS THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND THE CONTAMINATION WITH DIFFERENT CULTURES ARE ALWAYS FELT. THE RESULTING PERSONAL LANGUAGE IS: ELEGANT, ECLECTIC AND CONTEMPORARY


Memoria Table

Memoria Table by GIACINTO FABA

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